Learning & Teaching

The teaching team at St Francis Xavier empowers students as independent and capable learners. Our approach to the curriculum has a spiritual foundation that conveys knowledge, skills and values for successful life-long learning.

Our focus is on high quality learning outcomes for our students. We achieve such learning outcomes by supporting our students, enabling them and engaging them in the contemporary world in which they live.

The Victorian Curriculum ans assessment Authority underpins the learning and assessment of students in Victorian schools. The St Francis Xavier curriculum is structured around the Victorian Curriulum as well as the Religious Education Guidelines. For further information regarding the Victorian Curriculum please refer to Victorian Curriculum 

The curriculum has three interwoven purposes to equip students with the capacity to:

  • manage themselves and their relations with others
  • understand the world in which they live
  • act effectively.

The curriculum is organised around three core, inter-related strands. Each strand has a number of subject areas, or domains, which describe the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours students need to prepare for further education, work and life.


Physical, personal and social learning 

  • Health and physical education
  • Personal learning
  • Interpersonal development
  • Civics and citizenship


Discipline-based learning

  • Religious Education
  • The Arts
  • English and language (LOTE)
  • The Humanities 
  • Mathematics
  • Science 


Interdisciplinary learning

  • Communication
  • Design, Creativity and Technology 
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Thinking

The curriculum is delivered with a real-world focus on the foundation of Christian values and vision.

Our teachers are informed and current in their teaching practice. They support the children in their personal growth and foster an environment of trust, respect, forgiveness and care.